If the psychoanalyst must speak in the language of the patient, we, the teachers of Freud and religion, surely must teach in the language of our students. Who is Freud-and what is religion-in this language? The answer depends in part on academic context: Freud is taught in religious studies departments at public universities, private unaffiliated colleges, and religiously affiliated seminaries, colleges, and universities. This essay describes a course on "Religion in the Theories of Freud and Jung" at a religiously affiliated West Coast university with approximately four thousand undergraduate students.
Contribution to Book
Teaching Freud in the Language of Our Students: The Case of a Religiously Affiliated Undergraduate InstitutionReligious Studies
Document TypeBook Chapter
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter ofTeaching Freud
Part ofAAR Teaching Religious Studies Series;
EditorDiane E. Jonte-Pace
Citation InformationJonte-Pace, Diane E. "Teaching Freud in the Language of Our Students: The Case of a Religiously Affiliated Undergraduate Institution." Teaching Freud. Ed. Diane E. Jonte-Pace. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2003. 17-33.